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Do You Forgive Harvard Sichuan Shaming Guy — On Tuesday, an outrage was uncovered: Ben Edelman, an associate professor at Harvard Business School, was revealed to have hectored a Boston Sichuan restaurant over discrepancies in menu pricing.

A Look Through The Sony Pictures Data Hack: This Is As Bad As It Gets — After sifting through almost 40 gigabytes of leaked internal data, one thing is clear: Sony Pictures appears to have suffered the most embarrassing and all-encompassing hack of internal corporate data ever made public. The data dump, which was reviewed extensively by BuzzFeed News, includes employee criminal background checks, salary negotiations and doctor's letters explaining the medical rationale for leaves of absence.

How To Use The Word "Millennial" 20 Times In One Email — Original Message ---- Subject: 5 Millennial Myths in Workplace From: Jane Doe Date: Tue, November 11, 2014 4:10 pm To: Good Afternoon Tom, I couldn't help but think ... what's more perfect for a story on Millennials than an outlet who's primary consumer is a Millennial.

Is China A Cultural Superpower? You'll Know When You Celebrate Singles Day — Happy Singles Day, everyone! Today, 11/11, is the holiday you don't celebrate yet. But don't worry. You will. A little background: Singles Day is a Chinese thing, and a recent one. It's like Valentines Day for the consciously uncoupled, a special day for people lacking a special someone.

Making Television Is Expensive. But So Is Not Making Television — Television is an expensive business, with pricey on-air personalities, armies of well-compensated production staff and a whole lot of fixers and executives needing their palms well greased. Making a hit show costs millions per episode. And it turns out that not making a show comes with eye-watering costs of its own.

Microsoft’s Proposed Minecraft Buy: Digital Lego, or Another Fad? — As the WSJ's Evelyn Rusli reports, Microsoft is closing in on one of its boldest acquisitions in recent memory, with a proposed deal to buy Mojang, maker of the crazily-popular Minecraft game, for more than $2 billion. Microsoft's deal makes plenty of sense: Minecraft has built a huge and passionate base of users, who pay good money to play the game.

Can Big Ag Put the Cloud in the Crops Before Someone Else Does? — Another of the big agricultural giants has joined the race for software-powered farming. Via the WSJ's Jacob Bunge: Cargill Inc. is developing a software service that guides farmers on how to plant crops, a foray that pits the agricultural conglomerate against a host of rivals seeking to harvest reams of data to sell "prescriptive planting" technology in North America.

A New Starbucks, for Discerning Palates — When Starbucks helped kick off the espresso craze three decades ago, a big part of its appeal was as a higher-quality alternative to the mainstream coffee that drinkers had become accustomed to. Now, 20,000 stores later, Starbucks is as mainstream as coffee gets and an insurgency of specialty shops boasting ever more elaborate brews have claimed the gourmet throne.

Washington May Be OK With Inversions, but Are Consumers? — An iconic American brand takes over an iconic Canadian one, thus becoming Canadian for tax purposes? Burger King 's idea to buy Tim Hortons seems finely calibrated to annoy people on both sides of the U.S.-Canadian border. It could also turn the story of so-called inversion mergers - where a U.S.

One Thing That’s Consistent at Target Lately: Fewer Customers — Target's highest-profile problem this year has been dealing with the fallout of a massive hack of its computer systems. But the retailer is also dealing with a problem that could turn out to be much more expensive than the $148 million it set aside to deal with the data breach.
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Dec 21, 2014

RT @jacobwe: Compare Google in China to Facebook in Russia and you see the core values of each company.

Dec 21, 2014

Pro tip: If you're applying for a BuzzFeed reporter gig, don't begin your cover letter with "I would like to work for your company/agency"

Dec 21, 2014

@moorehn Truly nothing as devastating as a combined Raju / Jim smackdown.

Dec 21, 2014

until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the old.

Dec 21, 2014

we shall never surrender, and even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this is a rare misfire by Seth Rogen, we shall laugh anyhow...

Dec 21, 2014

we shall fight them on the beaches, we'll fight them in the fields and in the streets, we'll fight everywhere, we will watch The Interview

Dec 21, 2014

@davidfolkenflik I love the possibility that 750 million web users think maybe it's just them. @daweiner @bendreyfuss @CraigSilverman

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